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All England Open Badminton tournament: PV Sindhu storms into semi-finals

Indian Badminton player PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the All England Open Badminton tournament which is taking place in Birmingham on Friday. Sindhu will play against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi for a place in finals on Saturday. PV Sindhu is the open shuttler left in the tournament after HS Prannoy lost the quarter-final against China's Yuxiang Huang.

Indian women cricket team loses match

Indian women cricket team was defeated by 60 runs. Australia clinched the three-match ODI series against India on Friday at Vadodara. The first game was also won by the  Australian team at the same venue by 8 wickets.  

All England Championship: Saina crashes out

The Indian Star shuttler Saina Nehwal made a first-round exit from the All England Championship at Birmingham on Thursday. Saina was defeated by the World number one Tai Tzu-Ying from Chinese Taipei. This was the eighth successive loss of Saina to the Taiwanese wizard in five years. Another Indian player, Kidambi Srikanth was able to progress to the quarterfinals after beating Frenchman Brice Leverdez.

ISSF World Cup: Manu Bhaker wins Gold

Manu Bhaker, 16-year-old Indian athlete bagged a gold medal beating the host country’s Alejandra Zavala, a two-time World Cup Finals winner, with a 10.8 in the last shot of the 24 shot final, to come out on top with a score of 237.5. Zavala ended at 237.1 and won silver, while Celine Goberville of France won the bronze with a score of 217. India's Yashaswini Singh Deswal scored 196.1 points missed the medal and came fourth. In men's 10 meters Air-rifle event Ravi Kumar won a Bronze, which was his first World Cup medal in the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.

India wins against South Africa in 3rd ODI

India has won by 124 runs against South Africa in the third One Day International. With this, India has taken a 3-0 lead. This is the biggest win for India against South Africa in South Africa in terms of runs. Earlier, on February 5, Indian women's cricket team won against South Africa by 88 runs in Kimberley taking a lead of 1-0.

Virat Kohli scores 33rd century in ODI
India secured its first win in 2018 in Durban. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli also scored his 33rd century in ODI on Thursday. He secured 112 runs off 119 balls. The match was against South Africa in Durban, South Africa. It was the first time in 2018 that the captains of both the teams secured a century in the ODIs.
Cricket World Cup 2018: India beats Pakistan in Under-19 World Cup

India defeated Pakistan by a massive score of 229 runs in the Under-19 World Cup. This defeat is the heaviest defeat for Pakistan in terms of score. On February 3, India is going to face Australia in the summit clash. Australia had beaten Afghanistan by six wickets in the first semifinal match on Monday.

World Super Series Final: PV Sindhu wins Silver

PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Superseries Final at Dubai. Though, she lost the match to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the final which was held in Dubai, but she managed to win silver medal and several hearts. It was a neck-to-neck fight. The match continued for over 94 minutes leaving both the players extremely exhausted. The tussle between the two players was a treat to watch and every moment of the match was considered thrilling. In the first match, Sindhu took a lead but later Yamaguchi made a vigorous comeback by 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 which ultimately led to her victory. Sindhu is the second Indian female shuttler to win a silver medal in the season-ending tournament. First was Saina Nehwal.

M C Mary Kom wins gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championship.

Mary Kom notched up her fifth gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championships at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. She has won World Championship 5 times and has Olympic Bronze medal to her credit. This was Mary Kom’s fifth final in only six appearances, which means she remains unbeaten in the summit clash of the continental championship.

This is Mary Kom's first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in over a year.

Indian women's hockey team lifts Asia Cup title

India beat China 5-4 in Women's Asia Cup final held at Kakamigahara in Japan. The match was a nail-biting one. At full time, both teams were level One-One. Navjot Kaur in the 25th minute scored for India and was equalised by Tiantian Luo of China when she converted a penalty corner in the 47th minute. With this win India Qualifies for 2018 World Cup. South Korea secured third place with a 1-0 win over Japan. The last time India won the Women's Asia Cup title was in 2004. This is the second Asia cup title.

Amanpreet wins bronze at ISSF World Cup Final

Amanpreet Singh of India clinched a bronze medal in his maiden appearance in an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final being held at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.Amanpreet, who has appeared in 21 World Cups so far, won his first medal at the ISSF World Cup earlier in March this year when he clinched a silver medal in the 50m pistol event.Earlier, ace shooters Jitu and Heena Sidhu brought joy to the Indian squad by striking gold in the 10m mixed team air pistol event on the opening day on Tuesday. 

India to play three test matches in South Africa

As stated in a media release, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that India will play three Test Matches against South Africa in a tour beginning on January 5th. The BCCI acting secretary stated in a media release, “ India will play South Africa in a three match 'Mahatma Gandhi Nelson Mandela' Test Series, six-match One Day Internationals (ODI) Test series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals.” Initially Indian Cricket Team was supposed to play 4 Tests, 3ODIs and 3 Twenty20 Internationals. Indian Cricket team last toured South Africa in 2013.

P V Sindhu settles with silver in World Badminton Championship at Glasgow

In an exciting and hard fought final on Sunday, India's ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu had to settle with silver medal. The final lasted for about one hour forty nine minutes. Sindhu lost to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 19-21,22-20,20-22. Their match was the longest in the World Championships. India's ace shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made India proud at the World Championship by bagging a silver and a bronze medal. For the first time India has bagged two medals in the World Badminton Championship.

Pandya and Kuldeep help India to sail through day 2 of third test of India vs Sri Lanka Series

On day two of the third and final test of India vs Sri Lanka series at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pandya smashed a maiden test hundred in 86 balls. In the first innings, Sri Lanka was bowled by the Indian bowlers at 135 wherein Kuldeep Yadav took 4 for 40 and Shami claimed two wickets. Pandya's aggressive knock aided India to 487 runs at the end of the day. Pandya scored 26 runs off Malinda Pushpakumara's over smashing 3 sixes and 2 fours. His 26 runs off an over were the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an over in Test Cricket.

Davinder Singh Kang becomes the first Indian to qualify for Javelin finals, World Athletics Championship

With a best effort of 84.22m, Davinder Singh Kang becomes the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the World Athletics Championship. Kang, a 26 year old athlete from Punjab, completed his final throw of 84.22m spectacularly. This is the first time ever that an Indian has qualified in the men's javelin throw final round in the World Championship. Despite his shoulder injury, Davinder Singh Kang performed brilliantly, while Neeraj Chopra succumbed at 82.26m in his best effort and could not qualify.

Ravindra Jadeja suspended from the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele

Amidst being the Man of the Match for the second Test against Sri Lanka and having 6 demerit points in 24 month period, Ravindra Jadeja faces one match suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Jadeja has been suspended from the 3rd test of the Sri Lanka vs India Test Series to be held from August 12 in Pallekele. Jadeja faces this suspension after an incident which took place during Sri Lanka's second inning when Jadeja threw the ball back at the batsman after fielding off his own bowling, the batsman had not left his crease.  

India to Take on Australia in Women's Cricket World Cup Semifinals

In the ICC Women's World Cup, India will take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi-final in Derby tomorrow. The match will provide the Indians a chance to avenge their morale-shattering eight-wicket loss to Australia in the round-robin stage just a week ago in Bristol. The match is scheduled at 3pm India time.

Ravi Shastri to be head coach of Indian cricket team

According to reports, the BCCI has named Ravi Shastri as the new chief coach of the Indian cricket team. He will be coach for the team till ICC World Cup 2019. Rahul Dravid has been appointed as batting consultant and Zaheer Khan as bowling coach for a period of two years.

India beat Pakistan by 124 runs in ICC Champions Trophy match

This may be an old, storied rivalry but in recent years these games have been anything but competitive. It was more of the same as India cruised to a 124-run victory. Pakistan’s target, adjusted to 324, was further revised to 289 in 41 overs following more showers.

After India had been asked to bat, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 136 for the opening wicket, before Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli clubbed Pakistan around in thrilling fashion. Hardik Pandya walked in ahead of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, and clobbered three successive sixes as Imad Wasim found himself stuck with last-over duties. India scored 72 off the last four overs.The end was all too swift for Pakistan, which lost its last six wickets for 50 runs.
FIFA President Infantino Congratulates Aizawl FC on Winning First National Title

As per reports, through a letter addressed to president of All India Football Association, the FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated the Aizawl FC on winning the I-League championship. In his letter Infantino congratulated the players, coach and staff of the club for spreading the positive message of football.

In the second match of Federation Cup 2017, Aizawl FC is scheduled to play Chennai City FC on Sunday.

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